October 26th, 2011
04:35 PM ET
We knew he was set to produce "Twelve Years A Slave", but now Brad Pitt may be getting some starring action as well.
According to The Playlist, Pitt will have a role in the film, which is being produced by his Plan B production company. Steve McQueen is at the helm, and Pitt's "Inglourious Basterds" co-star Michael Fassbender is also part of the cast.
The role of Solomon Northup, whose 1853 autobiography the film is based on, will be played by "Salt" and "American Gangster" actor Chiwetel Ejiofor.The movie will chronicle the years that Northup, who was an educated and married free black New Yorker, spent as a slave after being kidnapped in Washington, D.C.
September 16th, 2011
10:17 AM ET
Brad Pitt would like to clear a few things up.
In an interview with Parade magazine, Pitt reflects on what life was like in the '90s. He tells the mag that he spent a lot of time "trying to hide out" and escape the "full celebrity cacophony." His hide-out process, he said, involved sitting on the couch with a joint in his hand, and eventually he started to feel "pathetic."
Here's where his ex Jennifer Aniston comes in: Pitt tells Parade that "It became very clear to me...that I wasn’t living an interesting life myself...I think that my marriage [to actress Jennifer Aniston] had something to do with it. Trying to pretend the marriage was something that it wasn’t."
September 15th, 2011
12:02 PM ET
At 47, Brad Pitt can say he's a satisfied man. But if you go back about 15 years, the actor says he was far from content.
“I spent the ‘90s trying to hide out, trying to duck the full celebrity cacophony. I started to get sick of myself sitting on a couch, holding a joint, hiding out. It started feeling pathetic," Pitt tells Parade magazine in this weekend's issue.
"It became very clear to me that I was intent on trying to find a movie about an interesting life, but I wasn’t living an interesting life myself," he continues. "I think that my marriage [to actress Jennifer Aniston] had something to do with it. Trying to pretend the marriage was something that it wasn’t."
August 30th, 2011
11:30 AM ET
August 29th, 2011
02:34 PM ET
Dreamboat movie star Brad Pitt saved a “World War Z” extra from being trampled during filming, reports The Scottish Sun.
Pitt, who stars as a United Nations employee in the zombie apocalypse film, was filming a scene in which 700 extras tear through George Square in Glasgow, Scotland, on Wednesday. During the scene, a woman fell down, putting herself in danger of being run over by her fellow extras.
But Pitt, a real-life hero, swooped in and brought her to her feet.
August 17th, 2011
12:40 PM ET
Brad Pitt is going back in time with his next project: The actor's Plan B production company is set to produce "Twelve Years A Slave," according to the Hollywood Reporter.
The movie will be adapted from the autobiography written by Solomon Northup in 1853. The author was a married and educated free black man living in New York who traveled to Washington, D.C. after two men offered him a job. He was subsequently kidnapped into slavery.
Northup was able to regain his freedom after a white Canadian smuggled letters to his wife, which launched a court case that led to his release.
Chiwetel Ejiofor ("Salt," "American Gangster") is attached to play Northup in the film, which will be directed by "Hunger's" Steve McQueen. The director also co-wrote the script along with John Ridley.
Pitt's Plan B has also taken on "World War Z," which is being directed by Marc Forster and starring Pitt. The movie is in pre-production, and is slated to arrive in theaters December 21, 2012.
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